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Geological Guide to Whitby


(Alum Shale member) - 2006

SYSTEM / PERIOD / SERIES / STAGE
AGE (mya)
Jurassic
Late
Volgian Portlandian 142 to 147
Tithonian
147 to 150
Kimmeridgian
Late 150 to 154
Early
Oxfordian
Corallian 154 to 159.4
Late Oxford Clay
Middle
Callovian Middle Oxford Clay 159 to 165
Early Oxford Clay
Kellaways
Late Cornbrash
Bathonian Early Cornbrash 165 to 170
Forest Marble
Frome Formation
Wattonensis Beds
Fullers Earth
Zigzag Beds
Bajocian 170 to 177
Aalenian 177 to 180.1
Early
Toarcian (Late Lias) 180 to 190
Pliensbachian (Middle & Early Lias) 190 to 195
Sinemurian (Early Lias) 195 to 201
Hettangian (Early Lias) 201 to 205.7

Bajocian
170 to 177 MYA
FORMATIONS AND DEPOSITS
LOCATIONS
Late Inferior Oolite

Burton Bradstock
Bearreraig Bay
West Bay

Middle Inferior Oolite Burton Bradstock
West Bay
Ravenscar Group Scalby Formation Moor Grit Member Gristhorpe
Scalby Ness
Scarborough Formation Cloughton Wyke
Gristhorpe
Cloughton Formation Gristhorpe Member Cloughton Wyke
Gristhorpe
Lebberston Member Cloughton Wyke
Yons Nab Member Gristhorpe
Sycarham Member Cloughton Wyke
Gristhorpe
Dogger Formation

Saltwick Bay
Whitby
Sandsend
Ravenscar

Bearreraig Sandstone Formation Garantiana Shale Member Glasnakille
Faoilean
Dark grey fissile mudstone

Aalenian
177 to 180.1 MYA
FORMATIONS AND DEPOSITS
LOCATIONS
Early Inferior Oolite Burton Bradstock
West Bay
Scissum Beds Burton Bradstock
West Bay
Bridport Sands Burton Bradstock
West Bay
Bearreraig Sandstone Formation Druim an Fhuarain Sandstone Member Glasnakille
Faoilean
Ravenscar Group Eller Beck Formation Hayburn Wyke
Ravenscar
Saltwick Formation

Saltwick Bay
Whitby
Sandsend
Ravenscar


Toarcian
190 - 195 MYA
FORMATIONS AND DEPOSITS
LOCATIONS
L
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L
I
A
S
Early Bridport Sands Thorncombe Beacon
West Bay
Down Cliff Clay Eype
Golden Cap (Seatown)
Thorncombe Beacon
Junction Bed Eype
Thorncombe Beacon
Blea Wyke Formation Yellow Sandstone Member Ravenscar
Grey Sandstone Member Ravenscar
Whitby Mudsone Formation Fox Cliff Sandstone Member Ravenscar
Peak Mudstone Member Ravenscar
Alum Shale Member

Kettleness
Whitby
Saltwick Bay
Runswick Bay
Sandsend

Mulgrave Shale Member

Port Mulgrave
Kettleness
Whitby
Saltwick Bay
Runswick Bay
Ravenscar

Grey Shale Member

Port Mulgrave
Kettleness
Whitby
Saltwick Bay
Runswick Bay
Ravenscar




 


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